Commercial Litigation 2012


Course Date: September 27, 2012

Total: 4h 56min

Welcome and Introduction

Scott A. Turner — Burns, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Schwartz & Turner LLP, Vancouver

Injunctions and Urgent Relief

  • interlocutory and interim injunctions
  • ex parte vs. short notice
  • Mareva injunctions and ancillary orders
  • Anton Piller orders
  • preservation orders
  • permanent injunctions

 Joseph C. McArthur — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Managing the Discovery Process

  • discovery of documents—the implications of Rule 7-1
  • obtaining document production from a corporate client—the benefits and difficulties
  • practical steps and process for preparing lists and organizing documents
  • managing e-discovery
  • choosing the proper representative for discovery

 Mark S. Oulton — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Summary Trials: When and How to Apply

  • what sorts of cases lend themselves to resolution by summary trial?
  • when should you elect to present your case by way of summary trial?
  • strategies for effective presentation of affidavits and other evidence
  • practice pitfalls and practice tips

John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Planning and Presenting Your Case at Trial

  • presenting your case at trial
  • strategies for effective presentation of evidence
  • practice pitfalls and practice tips

The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Voith — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Robert S. Anderson, QC — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Tracey M. Cohen — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
David E. Gruber — Farris, Vaughn, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver 

Lunch (on your own) and Optional Session "Ethical Issues—Ask the Experts"

Host: Herman H. Van Ommen — McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver
Guests:
Leonard T. Doust, QC — McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver
George K. Macintosh, QC — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Substantive Topics of Interest to the Commercial Litigator

A. Damages

  • principles relating to compensatory damages
  • damages vs. other forms of relief
  • classes of damage: compensatory, aggravated, punitive, liquidated, and statutory

James C. MacInnis — Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver

B. Commercial Real Estate Disputes

  • transactional litigation: rescission and specific performance in rising and falling markets
  • commercial leases: particular issues

 Jennifer M. Spencer — Miller Thomson LLP, Vancouver

C. Equitable Remedies

  • constructive trusts
  • accountings
  • tracing
  • equitable compensation

   Scott A. Turner — Burns, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Schwartz & Turner LLP, Vancouver

Closing Comments

Scott A. Turner — Burns, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Schwartz & Turner LLP, Vancouver